Archive: 04/18/2012

Genetic similarity promotes cooperation

In a dog-eat-dog world of ruthless competition and 'survival of the fittest,' new research from the University of Leicester reveals that individuals are genetically programmed to work together and cooperate ...

dateApr 18, 2012 in Evolution
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Electrons doing the splits

Observations of a 'single' electron apparently splitting into two independent entities -- so-called quasi-particles -- are reported in this week’s Nature.

dateApr 18, 2012 in General Physics
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EBay posts higher 1Q net income and revenue

(AP) -- EBay's first-quarter net income grew 20 percent thanks to higher revenue from its PayPal business and brisk sales at its e-commerce websites. The results beat Wall Street's expectations and investors sent the company's ...

dateApr 18, 2012 in Business
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Finding ET may require giant robotic leap

(Phys.org) -- Autonomous, self-replicating robots -- exobots -- are the way to explore the universe, find and identify extraterrestrial life and perhaps clean up space debris in the process, according to a Penn State engineer, ...

dateApr 18, 2012 in Space Exploration
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